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Demirci, Ali; Suslu, Zeliha – Journal of Geography, 2016
This study analyzes the use of maps in Turkish newspapers in order to evaluate their potential to contribute to the enhancement of geographic knowledge in society. This study reviewed the content of three Turkish newspapers published between January 2008 and August 2012. Only 835 maps were used in the newspapers during the study period, or an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Maps, Cartography, Newspapers
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Yap, Lee Yong; Tan, Geok Chin Ivy; Zhu, Xuan; Wettasinghe, Marissa C. – Journal of Geography, 2008
In 1998, geographical information systems (GIS) were introduced to secondary schools in Singapore as a tool for teaching geography at the secondary and junior college levels. However, general observations and feedback from school teachers suggested that only a small number of secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore were actually using…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Secondary Schools, Two Year Colleges, Information Systems
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McKay, Ian A.; Parson, Helen E. – Journal of Geography, 1997
Examines the spatial implications of farm lot shape. Specifically discusses three aspects of farmstead location: the location of the house, the location of the barn, and the distance and direction relationships between the barn and the house. Explores the role of farm lot shape within the farm survey system. (MJP)
Descriptors: Buildings, Built Environment, Farmers, Geographic Concepts
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Fitzsimmons, Allan K. – Journal of Geography, 1979
Discusses a study to examine developed acreage in 14 national parks. Total park acreage is compared to service center and campground acreage and total mileage of primary and secondary roads. The most probable future for national park landscapes is maintenance of the status quo. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Facility Planning, Futures (of Society), Geography, Land Use
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Sauder, Robert A. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Explains the value of Sanborn maps in urban land use studies, particularly because of their detailed portrayal of street patterns lot lines, and the placement, size, shape, and use of buildings. Shows how a Sanborn map can reconstruct a "geography of the past" of Boston's waterfront. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Geography, Geography Instruction, Land Use, Map Skills
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Rivizzigno, Victoria L. – Journal of Geography, 1980
Emphasizes the importance of computer instruction and statistical methods and suggests ways in which instructors of geography on the college level can alleviate student fears. Tips include discussing geography as a science, explaining the relevance of the scientific method to a specific research problem in geography, and introducing problem…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computers, Data Analysis, Fear
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Harnapp, Vern – Journal of Geography, 1978
Explores the use of Landsat imagery in mapping and updating land use for the purpose of planning. Examines Gulf Coast Mexico as a case study, because modern agricultural techniques used to expand the ranching industry have significantly altered the landscape. (Author/BC)
Descriptors: Cartography, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Influences